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organic vs regular

I was wondering if earthbest products are good since they are organic? Also has anyone tried the rice cereal with DHA and what is DHA?

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Asked by latinamom94 at 9:25 AM on Jan. 17, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Organic means lack of pesticides. Just because something is marked organic doesn't automatically make it healthier. I think fresh is always best, organic fresh better.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:57 AM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • Not that it doesn't just have pesticides, they don't use hormones, fertilizers, chemicals, antibiotics, high fructose corn syrup, etc. the list goes on. Just take a look at the ingredients in organic vs conventional. It will probably make you ill. If you do go organic, make sure it has the USDA organic on it. A lot of fakes out there.


    Answer by Anonymous at 10:28 AM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • Oh yes, I do think it is healthier because it doesn't have all the crap in it.


    Answer by Anonymous at 10:28 AM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • Babies don't need baby food or rice cereal. There have been problems with DHA and it is probably best to avoid added DHA.

    Babies can eat regular food. Good first solids are banana, sweet potato, or avocado. All you have to do is mash a little with a fork, put in front of baby, and let the baby feed himself.

    You can find info about starting solids at with lots of good links.

    There are some foods that are better to buy organic and some that it doesn't matter so much. You can find lists online. We eat natural and organic meat from a grocery store where my son works.

    Answer by Gailll at 11:10 AM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • Organic is always better. Solids fed to babies before they turn 1 are for the experience of eating them, not for nutrition (a subject most doctors know little about).Nutritionists recommend starting solids at 6 months; many now recommend skipping cereal and starting with a bit of avocado mashed with breastmilk (or formula). Then baked sweet potato, oatmeal, pumpkin, pureed peas, etc. Jarred baby food tastes awful, is expensive, and you never really know what is in it. Be sure to avoid the allergy trigger foods. This is not a complete list: before age 1, no soy, dairy, wheat, citrus, egg white, strawberries; before age 2 no honey, chocolate, nuts.
    Two great books /websites on feeding babies, with differing philosophies, Baby Led Weaning and Super Baby Food You should be able to find them at your local library

    Answer by rkoloms at 3:49 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

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